Kniphofia uvaria – Red Hot Poker

The flower spikes of this robust plant rise to over 1½M. Spikes of red/orange flowers rise above untidy mats of strap-like leaves.

This Kniphofia flowers in winter. It is reasonably popular around Motueka, and rightly so, where it provides a welcome dash of colour in mid-winter, along with Aloe arborescens (Krantz Aloe) which is also in the Asphodelaceae family.

Click here to view the Kniphofia uvaria page in Karin’s Garden.

And they don’t just come in shade of red!